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Talk Nation Radio for May 20, 2009 Chris Hedges on America's, 'Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle' TRT: 29:38 Produced by Dori Smith Award winning journalist and author Chris Hedges discusses his new book and describes America's failed policy in Afghanistan. We discuss his piece in www.Truthdig.com "The Disease of Permanent War" and look at Pentagon propaganda under President Barack Obama. Chris Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was a...
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Topics: Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, John Murphy,...
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During the recount of Connecticut's 2nd district in 2006 a staff person of LHS Associates, vendor for the state's Diebold machines, opened up a machine and made a memory card switch. He used a card that had been in his possession, not one that was on site. This was in violation of Connecticut protocols issued by the Secretary of State's office, and to make matters worse, three LHS staff members said they had seen the protocols but planned to violate them anyway. The Secretary of State met with...
Topics: voting machine, security, Diebold, Connecticut, failure, Talk Nation Radio, Dori Smith, Professor...
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Talk Nation Radio for April 3, 2009 Ellen Hodgson Brown, escaping the global web of debt Part 1: How we can work toward saving the US economy, one state bank at a time...Part 2, now available for download here: http://www.archive.org/details/EllenHodgsonBrownEscapingTheWebOfDebtPart2 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:28 Ellen Hodgson Brown discusses, Web of Debt, on the US Federal Reserve, the so called Money...
Topics: Ellen Brown, Ellen Hodgson Brown, international banking, mark to market, Bank for International...
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Talk Nation Radio for June 18, 2008 Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran George W. Bush could be indicted at the state level for murder with malice aforethought, that according to internationally recognized legal expert Francis A. Boyle of the School of Law at the University of Illinois. According to Boyle, President Bush deceived US soldiers about the reason for sending them to Iraq. Thus, he argues, the 4100 US soldiers who have died in Iraq thus far were...
Topics: Francis A. Boyle, international law, human rights law, University of Illinois, try Bush for murder,...
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Talk Nation Radio April 9, 2009 Ellen Hodgson Brown, escaping the global web of debt (Part Two) We hear about the founding of a state bank, something that could help states become solvent. In part 1 we heard Ellen Hodgson Brown describe the success of the founders of North Dakota in establishing a non partisan state bank that is still functional and thriving. States could save on interest, use their own banks to borrow, invest, and manage state funds. Program ends with full instrumental of the...
Topics: Ellen Hodgson Brown, Talk Nation Radio, found a state bank, North Dakota's state bank is solvent,...
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Medea Benjamin on Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for November 19, 2009 Medea Benjamin on the Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Gaza Freedom March 2009 We discuss the climate for war vs peace, America and the Middle East as the group Codepink gears up for the Gaza Freedom March. Hundreds of international citizens are set to pour across the Egyptian border carrying a message of hope about peace and justice. Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at...
Topics: Medea Benjamin, Gaza Freedom March, hundreds to cross Egyptian border into Gaza December 29, 2009
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Talk Nation Radio for March 11, 2009 Messages from Gaza, CODEPINK's Pam Rasmussen and Gael Murphy We hear about the delegation's progress, learn more about what they have been seeing, and hear a first hand report about a war crime as described to CODEPINK by survivors. Produced by Dori Smith, FM 91.7 WHUS Radio at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:30:08 Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Two members of a peace delegation to Gaza speak out...
Topics: war crimes, Israeli soldiers, Gaza, Gaza War, Israeli Defense Force, Netanyahu, Palestinian, trade,...
Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq September 9th, 2010 Talk Nation Radio for September 9, 2010 Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq. Who betrayed U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War era? Who is betraying them today? We discuss the similarities along with imagery in popular culture that now substitutes for real history lessons....
Topics: Jerry Lembke, war, sex, and fantasies of betrayal, hanoi jane, jane fonda
Talk Nation Radio Election Coverage 2008 with Dori Smith and with Brad Friedman of Brad Blog RNC and McCain-Palin campaign allegations against ACORN during conference call 10-10-08. Republicans have launched systematic campaigns to use ACORN to discredit Democrats during several Presidential elections. By the time the press catches up to the truth, elections have already been held. TRT: 59:52 long music fade of 1:36 We're fact checking the conference in which Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and...
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Topics: ACORN, allegations by the McCain-Palin campaign, debunked by various members of ACORN, Brad...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 23, 2008 Chatham County Georgia District Attorney Spencer Lawton on Troy Anthony Davis: Unreliable evidence at trial defended by original prosecutor in Davis case TRT:30:08 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS Storrs, FM 91.7 at the University of CT, a Pacifica Affiliate Station Download at Pacifica at http://www.audioport.org or use this URL:...
Topics: Troy Anthony Davis, death penalty, Savannah Georgia, District Attorney Spencer Lawton, witnesses,...
Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2010 PLEASE USE THIS Version Special series on accountability for the US and Israel: the intelligence world. H.P. Albarelli Jr. joins us to talk about his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Cold War Experiments. You can read the first chapter here. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:04 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org H.P. Albarelli shares his story of a ten year long investigation...
Topics: LSD, CIA, MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, Murder of Frank Olson, Book by Hank Albarelli, H.P....
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Talk Nation Radio for February 26, 2008 Interview with Jacob Heilbrunn, author of 'They Knew they were Right, The Rise of the Neocons' Jacob Heilbrunn is senior editor at 'The National Interest', a publication of the Nixon Center. He describes himself as a 'former neocon', though any sympathies he may have had with members of this movement appear to have fallen by the wayside. Over the next two programs Jacob Heilbrunn provides his views on the foreign policies of neocons and the campaign of...
Topics: John McCain, Jacob Heilbrunn, neocon, neoconservative, Iraq War, Iran, second front, Israel, McCain...
The Outer Limit of CIA Crime, LSD and Murder, H.P. Albarelli Jr on Talk Nation Radio Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. We continue our discussion with H.P. Albarelli Jr., author of the ground breaking book, âA Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Secret Cold War Experimentsâ. We are discussing top-secret operations involving mind control and the use of LSD and other chemicals. There was MKULTRA, Artichoke, Bluebird, and MKNAOMI:...
Topics: CIA, LSD, MKULTRA, H.P.Albarelli Jr., A Terrible Mistake
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Talk Nation Radio for February 14, 2008 Fix Diebold Voting Machines - Issues Before November Vote Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, Professor Alex Shvartsman, Deputy Secretary of State Lesley Mara, and Connecticut Registrars discuss problems with the voting machines and security protocols set up to use them. TRT:29:36 We speak with Connecticut registrars of voter from New Canaan where a voting machine broke down in 2007 and LHS guided a mid election repair. The malfunction was not reported to the Secretary...
Topics: Diebold, Premier Election Solution, Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, Professor Alex Shvartsman, Deputy...
Talk Nation Radio for October 8, 2008 2008 Economic Crash 101 with Professor Stephen L. Ross Produced by Dori Smith, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT A Pacifica Network Affiliate 29:46 America is in crisis as college students and their families have begun to worry about where to get shrinking student loan dollars. Professor Ross says his best initial advice is start early, and apply for student loan funds from more than one bank. Go to the banks where you may have already gotten loans, if...
Topics: Economic crisis of 2008 101 with Professor Stephen L. Ross, Steve Ross, University of Connecticut,...
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In Sept. he warned about the guns of August in Counterpunch. Now that August is here there is a sudden upsurge in Neocon media presence and former DCI James Woolsey has issued calls on CNN for air strikes against Iran. But the most ominous development is the sending of another US carrier to the Persian Gulf. We look at ways to protest, resist, and call a halt to the war plans plus impeach Bush/Cheney.
Topics: Iran, US air strikes, US Navy, guns of August, Neocons, Bush, Cheney, Woolsey, US Military in Iraq,...
Talk Nation Radio interview with media critic Danny Schechter. Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity Mike Stark provides his reaction to the news that Troy Anthony Davis got a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. A stay of execution came less than two hours before he was to be executed. The Davis family and his attorneys breathed a sigh of relief but the case is still pending and the high court could decide not to hear the brief after all. Not out of the woods yet says Stark, who is on the...
Topics: Danny Schechter, Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity
Part One Norman Finkelstein on Gaza and Saeed Ahghari M.D., just back from Gaza April 10th, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for April 8, 2009 This show features part one of a longer talk by Norman Finkelstein on Gaza which we will upload in the next few days. Dr. Saeed Ahghari visited Gaza as an emergency medicine specialist treating wounded and assessing the crisis for civilians. TRT:29:54 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, Storrs, CT We hear from Middle East expert Norman Finkelstein who spoke at the...
Topics: Norman Finkelstein at UCONN April 7, 2009, on Gaza
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Patti Goldman, Earth Justice, on the BP Spill, Dispersant Chemicals, and Risks from Pesticides See: Litigant, Gulf Restoration Network, at www.earthjustice.org Talk Nation Radio for June 2, 2010 The BP Spill, litigation, and health dangers from Pesticides Interview with Patti Goldman, Patti Goldman is Vice President for Litigation, at Earth Justice Environmental Law Plus ADHD and other Affects from Pesticides In this report: Corexit, BP, Oil Spill, Earth Justice, link...
Topics: Patti Goldman, Earth Justice, litigation against BP, MMS, and work of
Talk Nation Radio for December 18, 2008 Ian Williams and Dave Lindorff talk about what US reporters can learn from al-Zaidi incident. Produced by Dori Smith at FM 91.7, WHUS Radio, a Pacifica affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:29:39 Download weekly at Archive.org, Radio4all.net and audioport.org We discuss the global surge in venting anger at George W. Bush sparked by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi. We're joined by two veteran journalists, Ian Williams and David...
Topics: Muntazer al-Zaidi, shoe, President George W. Bush, Baghdad, Iraq, conditions for women and...
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Talk Nation Radio for January 15, 2009 Jamshid A. Marvasti M.D. on MidEast Violence, Causes and Cures Dr. Marvasti is an Iranian-American citizen and he discusses the impact of the Israeli Palestinian War on societies in Israel, Palestine, and the USA. This is part one of a two hour discussion where we explore his recent book in context with breaking news of Gaza. Total Running Time: 29:01 Produced by Dori Smith, at WHUS FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs,...
Topics: Israel, Palestine, Dr. Jamshid A. Marvasti, Homeland Security, the impact of war and occupation,...
Talk Nation Radio for August 5, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut The Neocons are still angling for war with Iran, according to Gareth Porter, and Israel could be on the verge of making sure they get it. Weâll hear the rest of our conversation with journalist, author, and historian, Gareth Porter. And then former FBI Special Agent, Coleen Rowley of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity joins us about their warning to President Obama that Israel may bomb Iran. The last...
Topics: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Colleen Rowley, former FBI agent, journalist and...
Talk Nation Radio for February 25, 2009 Jim Lobe on MidEast policymakers, Dr. Joel Kovel on termination from Bard over critique of Zionism: President Obama to Dennis Ross, and AIPAC, you can't always get what you want. TRT: 29:10 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport here: http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=program-info&program_id=24353&nav=type&session=29588b881d412578dc1a10b14f0e0f6e& and at...
Topics: Jim Lobe, Dennis Ross, Elliot Abrams, Charles W. Freeman, Chas Freeman, Iran, Israel, Palestinians,...
Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine Special on Accountability pt 2, all stand alone, free to all community radio, net and public radio stations. Talk Nation Radio for April 15, 2010 Francis A. Boyle, Nanjundiah Sadanand, Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine TRT:29:16 Talk Nation Radio is produced in Storrs,...
Topics: Francis A. Boyle, Bushtothehague.org, Complaint to the ICC against Bush et al, Rendition, Israel...
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Talk Nation Radio for July 24, 2008 The Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, has published a new report on the dangers of pet products that contain pesticides. They can harm or even kill pets and they are also a threat to people, particularly pregnant women and children. The NRDC warns pet owners against the use of products containing Permethrin and other Pyrethroid chemicals such as Phenethrin and Cyphenethrin. There are many variations on the name but the danger is very high for cats. Now...
Topics: Hartz Mountain, Sergeants, Flea and Tick Products, pet deaths, elversonpuzzle.com, pet owners say...
Talk Nation Radio for August 26, 2010 A Call to Theatrical Action from Jen Marlowe Jen Marlowe on her play, There is a Field, the life and death of Palestinian Aseel Asleh in context Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org www.donkeysaddle.org For information on how to do a dramatic reading or performance of the play, There is a Field. Jen Marlowe is an award winning filmmaker, human rights activist, author and playwright. We...
Topics: Aseel Asleh, Jen Marlowe, There is a Field, Rumi, Palestinians, Israelis, deaths on Land Day,...
Norman Finkelstein on Gaza and Saeed Ahghari M.D., just back from Gaza April 10th, 2009 Active links: http://talknationradio.com/?p=277 Talk Nation Radio for April 9, 2009 Norman Finkelstein on Gaza and Saeed Ahghari M.D., just back from Gaza This show features part one of a longer talk by Norman Finkelstein on Gaza which we will upload in the next few days. Dr. Saeed Ahghari visited Gaza as an emergency medicine specialist treating wounded and assessing the crisis for civilians. (We have also...
Topics: Gaza, Norman Finkelstein, Saeed Ahghari MD, Storrs, Talk Nation Radio
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Talk Nation Radio for December 24, 2008 Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories Silence is Not an Option Richard Falk was detained in an Israeli holding cell with 20 other detainees, strip searched, and then deported after issuing a strong call for Israeli leaders to respect the human rights of Palestinians. He has also called for an investigation into Israel's violations of a truce with Hamas by the ICC, International Criminal Court Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS FM...
Topics: Richard Falk, UN, human rights, GAZA, Palestinian, occupied territories, West Bank and Gaza Strip...
Talk Nation Radio for August 19, 2010 WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PAKISTANI'S HELP THEMSELVES And, Fishermen turn whistle blower to expose extensive use of dispersant, and continued presence of massive amounts of oil in Gulf of Mexico. Dahr Jamail, Gulf Seafood Not Safe, and Idrees Kamal, Pakistani Aid Efforts Need US Help Journalist Dahr Jamail talks about shocking report from Gulf of Mexico in Inter Press Service News and Truthout.org and Idrees Kamal describes their small but effective aid...
Topics: Seafood from Gulf of Mexico not safe, chemical dispersants, corexit, Dahr Jamail, on his...
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Phyllis Bennis and Josh Ruebner on Israelâs Gaza Assault December 31st, 2008 Talk Nation Radio for December 31, 2008 Israelâs Attack on the Gaza Strip could not take place without US weapons, says Josh Ruebner of the Campaign to End the Occupation. Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS Radio FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 30:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport and at radio4all.net and www.archive.org We move through several days of news coverage on...
Topics: Gaza, Phyllis Bennis, Josh Reubner, Talk Nation Radio interviews, Hamas, Israeli air strikes, ICC,...
Talk Nation Radio for December 10, 2008 Journalist Graham Usher with breaking news and analysis from Islamabad Pakistan Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:40 Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org (various formats) Journalist Graham Usher joins us from Islamabad Pakistan to discuss the climate there in the wake of the deaths of 171 people, murdered at various locations in Mumbai, India's financial and tourist district in late November. We talk about his article in...
Topics: Lashkar-e-Taiba, arrests, charity wing Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Graham Usher, journalist, Islamabad,...
Talk Nation Radio for December 4, 2008 Bush Pardons Must be Stopped says Bob Fertik of Democrats.com Petitions to stop Bush Pardons and in support of NY Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler's bill to prevent Bush's pardons of Vice President Cheney, Scooter Libby, and others involved in programs like rendition, torture, wiretapping of Americans, and other illegal activities. http://democrats.com/nadler-pardons http://www.democrats.com/corrupt-pardons-have-bad-consequences and...
Topics: Bob Fertik, Democrats.com, corrupt-pardons-have-bad-consequences, news on Bush pardons, can Bush...
Talk Nation Radio for November 19, 2008 Mark Benjamin on an Obama plan for a torture commission TRT: 29:09 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, University of CT., Storrs, CT Music fades We speak with journalist Mark Benjamin of Salon.com about his November 13th story on President elect Barack Obama, and what Obama might or might not do to hold members of the Bush administration accountable for torture. Sources tell Benjamin that the incoming Obama-Biden administration may launch a special commission...
Topics: Barack Obama on torture, commission, Mark Benjamin, Iraq War, blanket pardon, Bush Administration...
Talk Nation Radio for September 3, 2010 Josh Ruebner on Israeli and Palestinian Talks in DC He is national advocacy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation And Marine Biologist Dr. Samantha Joye, Journalist Dahr Jamail, chemical dispersants breaking up oil but making toxicity in Gulf of Mexico worse. First, this news about an oil and natural gas platform explosion about 100 miles off Louisiana's central coast in the Gulf of Mexico. An oil sheen was detectable for about a...
Topics: Josh Ruebner, peace talks, September 2010, U.S. campaign to end the Israeli occupation, B'tselem,...
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This weekâs Sprouts: 11th Circuit Court gives Troy Anthony Davis new hope for an appeal Today on Sprouts we look at the original trial, the evidence, and efforts to win a new trial for Troy Davis or at least review of evidence by the 11th Circuit Court in GA. Produced by: Dori Smith, WHUS, Storrs, CT Left KU Channel Thursday, October 30, 2008 3PM EST TRT: 28:01 The original prosecutor in the Troy Davis case, Savannah, GA District Attorney Spencer Lawton, offers a revealing look back at the...
Topics: Savannah Georgia DA, Troy Anthony Davis trial, Martina Correia critical of Lawton's version of...
Talk Nation Radio for October 14, 2009 Dahr Jamail Lecture at ECSU on Reinventing Journalism in a Time of War Special thanks to Promoting Enduring Peace, and Professor Helma De Vries, Political Science Dept., at ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, CT, who coordinated the event where Dahr Jamail spoke. Thanks also to Eastern Connecticut State University, their technical division, staff, and the human rights group on campus, for welcoming Dahr Jamail for this taped event....
Topics: Dahr Jamail lecture, ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, Promoting...
Talk Nation Radio for March 19, 2009 Dahr Jamail on US Military Policy in Iraq: Still a Failure and where do we go from here? TRT: 29:41 with 12 sec music fade Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT We are pleased to interview award winning journalist Dahr Jamail who returned from Iraq two weeks ago and has been writing about the January elections, ongoing violence, the loss of Iraqi culture, increasing poverty, environmental damage, and lack of...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, just back from Iraq March 2009, Iraq War policy still a failure, President Obama,...
Frank Barat, Israel, the EU, and the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine Talk Nation Radio Special for April 7, 2010 Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Accountability Special: Israel, the EU, the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine TRT: 29:29 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net. This is the first of our series on accountability, global efforts to prevent war crimes and repressive policies in a decade of war and...
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Gaza, Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, war crimes tribunal,...
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Talk Nation Radio for November 5, 2008 David Lindorff on Obama Victory, Triage of Issues Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS FM 91.7 a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:42 Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net David Lindorff is a two time Fulbright Scholar, investigative journalist, and author of three books: 'This Canât Be Happening: Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy'; 'Killing Time: An Investigation Into the...
Topics: Barack Obama and Joe Biden, what should be on their triage list? Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,...
Talk Nation Radio for February 2, 2009 Attorney Francis A. Boyle and Amnesty International's Zahir Janmohamed on Gaza War Crimes Produced by Dori Smith at Pacifica Affiliate Station WHUS in Storrs, CT TRT:29:33 We hear part two of our interview with international Law expert Francis A. Boyle who is calling for a war crimes tribunal on Gaza through the UN General Assembly. And Zahir Janmohamed of Amnesty International joins us to talk about his organization's latest appeal for an impartial...
Topics: Gaza, war crimes, Israeli, leaders could be charged, Amnesty International demands impartial...
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Talk Nation Radio for 3/13/2008 10:00 AM John McCain's Free Ride with the US Media Paul Waldman of Media Matters on his new book, 'Free Ride, John McCain and the Media' "There is a good deal of rewriting of history that's going on. McCain would have people believe that he was critical of the Bush strategy from the beginning. That he has been a great critic of the war and that he called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. None of that is true. He didn't call for Donald Rumsfeld's...
Topics: John McCain, cosy with US press, Media Matters, Paul Waldman, co author with Media Matters Founder...
Talk Nation Radio for February 8, 2008 Dr. Rebecca Mercuri offers her suggestions for improvements in the way AccuVote OS voting machines are used in terms of security protocols, automatic hand recounts, and vendors. Rebecca Mercuri, one of the world's leading computer security and voting specialists, joins us to discuss voting machine security for the State of Connecticut. Rebecca Mercuri's articles appear in Security Watch, a publication of the association for computing machinery where she is...
Topics: Rebecca Mercuri, voting machine security, Connecticut, optical scan voting machines, failures in...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 21, 2008 Bill Israel on his forthcoming book about Karl Rove and Rove's likely advice for John McCain's campaign TRT:29:46 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT After the Wisconsin primary the clear front runners in the campaign for the White House are Republican John Mccain and Democrat Barack Obama. And this week's show marks the first in a series of shows on what may be described as a battle for...
Topics: Karl Rove, Bill Israel, new book, "Stealing Reality: the Rise of the Right, the Fracture of...
Talk Nation RAdio Special Dr. Stephen Zunes, Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attack, Breaking News Analysis TRT: 29:29 Stephen Zunes is chair of the program in Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies. And author of several books on the MidEast and international social movements on the region, including Tinderbox, and NonViolent...
Topics: Dr. Stephen Zunes, Gaza Freedom Ships attacked in International Waters, what Obama should do, what...
Talk Nation Radio special for Friday March 6, 2009 60 Codepink and Women for Peace delegation near the Rafah Crossing, Dori Smith interviews USM Retired Col. Ann Wright We celebrate International Women's Day 2009 with coverage of CODEPINK. They organized a peace delegation to Gaza and are now gathering at the Rafah crossing with mostly women and a few young people and men. The delegates come from various countries including Pakistan, Egypt, and the US, and they will be meeting up with Israeli...
Topics: Gaza, CODEPINK delegation, International Women's Day, USM Col Ann Wright, retired, with Medea...
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Talk Nation Radio for 2 18 09 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS FM 91.7 Radio for the People at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT We hear from MidEast scholars Jennifer Loewenstein, Francis A. Boyle, and Conn Hallinan. First these news updates on raq, Afghanistan and Gaza: The web page ideabeats.org has an archive of Bush audio and video on the Iraq War. It soon becomes obvious that the entire Bush administration was lying its way into an invasion, war, and occupation of Iraq, and then...
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GI's Pressured to Pray are Suing DOD and Defense Sect Robert Gates (October 9, 2007) (corrected version) Pray to a Christian God or pay while serving in the U.S. Military in Iraq? U.S. Army Specialist Jeremy Hall named Major Freddy J. Welborn in a federal lawsuit filed September 17, 2007 in Kansas. The suit also names U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog organization, is co-defendant. Hall is arguing that Major Welborn violated his rights...
Topics: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Mikey Weinstein, Iraq, U.S. soldiers forced to pray, Dori...
November 27th, 2008 Talk Nation Radio for November 26, 2008 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate station at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 26:53 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net MidEast Scholar and Yale Law School JD candidate Darryl Li, joins us to talk about his article in Middle East Report online, âDisengagement and the Frontiers of Zionism.â In his piece that appeared February 16, 2008 Darryl Li comments:...
Topics: Palestinians divided, people of Gaza, Palestinian rights, human rights, political and legal rights,...
Talk Nation Radio for August 13, 2008 US build up in Gulf could be provocation Professor Michel Chossudovsky on US Blockade of Iran and Possible Iran Attack and David Donnelly on Republican John McCain and money bundler Harry Sergeant III TRT 29:33 David Donnelly, director of the Public Campaign Action Fund joins us to talk about his group's call for a Justice Department investigation of John McCain's dealings with oil man Harry Sergeant III. Sergeant has ties to the CIA and in the MidEast...
Topics: Iran, U.S. adds more force to blockade of Iran, August 13, 2008, breaking report on US blockade of...
Talk Nation Radio for April 10, 2008 James W. Russell is an expert on Latin American history and social and political economics. He teaches sociology and directs the Latin American Studies Program at Eastern Connecticut State University and is author of the 2006 book, 'Double Standard, Social Policy in Europe and the United States'. In this two part special will discuss recent events in Venezuela in historical context. In part two we continue that discussion to include recent events in...
Topics: Venezuela, Chavez, referendum, winner, contest, what Venezuelan people think about referendum,...
Talk Nation Radio February 12, 2009 Jennifer Lowenstein on Israel's Election, what the hard move to the right means to Palestinians Palestinians see little difference between the two top candidates still vying for power, Netanyahu and Livni. Their policies in the Occupied Territories will likely be the same. But the dangerous Avigdor Lieberman represents Kahane's banned Kach Party, nationalists and Jewish supremacists seeking loyalty oaths and possibly the expulsion of Palestinians from Israel,...
Topics: Israel, election, palestinians, maer khane, kach, hard right, occupied territories
Talk Nation Radio special March 1, 2009 âNever again means not anyone, not anywhere â or it means nothing at allâ, says our guest on Talk Nation Radioâs special, Medea Benjamin The March 7th Peace Delegation to Gaza grows to 50 including Alice Walker â Medea Benjamin reports on why they are going back. Overview: Peace activist Medea Benjamin joins us to talk about the significance of her return visit to Gaza on March 7th with an international delegation. The writer Alice Walker will be...
Topics: Medea Benjamin, returns to Gaza March 7, 2009, Gaza War, Israel, Israeli Defense Forces, aid to...
Talk Nation Radio for May 22, 2008 Psychologists David Soan-Rossiter and Stephen Soldz on Torture and the APA, American Psychological Association Torture and the American Psyche: Blurring the Boundaries Between Healers and Interrogators Commentary and news and information on the role of psychologists in interrogations involving torture. Professor Stephen Soldz goes into the history of America's policies on torture, then discusses the facts on which he and others have based their challenge to...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 6, 2007 Iraq War and McCain, War for Reality pt 3 with Jacob Heilbrunn We hear part three of our special series on the battle for reality going on within the 2008 presidential race. Featuring Brandon Friedman of VoteVets.org and Rhode Island voters speaking out about the Iraq War and the economy. Produced by Dori Smith, FM 91.7 WHUS at the University of CT in Storrs, Ct TRT: 29:29 We also hear from Rhode Island voters interviewed on March 4th at the polls who say...
Topics: Iraq War, John McCain, Neocons, advisers, Jacob Heilbrunn, author, They Knew they were Right, the...
Talk Nation Radio for June 11, 2009 Chip Berlet and Max Blumenthal on America's Militant Right Wing TRT: 29:33 music fades long Music by Fritz Heede www.fritzheede.com Also see part one of our interview with Chip Berlet at Archive.org Comments at end about the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., which took place even as we were taping our interview with Max Blumenthal. In fact, our guest was predicting that the violence we saw in Kansas in the shooting of Physician George...
Topics: Max Blumenthal, Chip Berlet, , right wing violence, white supremacists, violence, shootings at the...
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Talk Nation Radio Special Anatol Lieven on the Crisis for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the World Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:13 Download at Pacifica's Audioport at: http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=program-info&progra m_id=15368&nav=type&session=49d92ca941ae2bb06df5bff94b614842& Or go to http://www.radio4all.net or http://www.archive.org We spend the half hour discussing the assassination of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto with Anatol Lieven, an expert on Afghanistan, national...
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Is Diebold, Inc. undergoing a financial meltdown? We look at recent news on the company as stocks fall, employees sell off their shares, and memory card failures appear to be far more complicated than originally suspected. Diebold replaced some 300 cards in Florida, 25 in Valusia County alone, and now with one week to go until the 2007 state and federal elections they have found five more bad memory cards in the county. Grant Gross of IDG News Service (idg.com) and Daniel Seligson of...
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Talk Nation Radio for May 28, 2008 Eric Fair, A former contract interrogator in USM prisons in Iraq discusses his role in USM interrogations in Iraqi prisons. Pt 2 Questions and 5-3-08 event Torture and the American Psyche: Blurring the Boundaries Between Healers and Interrogators Stephen Soldz, a psychoanalyst, social activist, and Professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, provides an overview on where things stand within a challenge he and others are making to the APA,...
Topics: Eric Fine, former USM contract interrogator, US run prisons in Iraq, Stephen Soldz, David...
Talk Nation Radio for July 30, 2009 Dr. Alice Rothchild: The struggle for truth about Israel and Palestine Physician, Author, Co-Chair, Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston, on the painful reality of US and Israeli policies and their impact on Palestinians. TRT: 29:41 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport, here or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net PT 1 of 2, stands alone Dr. Alice Rothchild is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has long worked to call attention to womanâs rights,...
Topics: Israel, Palestine, struggle for truth, Dr. Alice Rothchild, Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio, Gaza,...
Talk Nation Radio for July 15, 2010 Mark Perry on the leaked Pentagon Red Team Report on Hamas and Hezbollah Portions of this program were used in Pacifica's weekly Sprouts broadcast 7-15-10. We asked Mark Perry to examine Israel's reasons for refusing Turkey's offer to negotiate a way out of the crisis posed by the Gaza flotilla killings. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacifica's Audioport here and at archive.org and radio4all.net Mark Perry is a military and political analyst...
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Talk Nation Radio for April 23, 2008 Byron DeLear on why he is taking on Republican Todd Aikin in Missouri's 2nd District Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, at the University of CT in Storrs, Ct TRT: 29:29 On August 5th Missouri will hold it's Congressional primaries for both Democrats and Republicans. Byron DeLear has been endorsed by writer Gore Vidal. He is a former journalist and independent producer who grew up in the state where he is now taking on a well known Bush Republican with strong...
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Talk Nation Radio for August 7, 2008 Big lies, big oil, and the 2008 Presidential Race Nick Berning of Friends of the Earth and Paul Waldman of Media Matters on McCain V Obama Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, a Pacifica Affiliate station at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:41 Republican John McCain has been getting a lot of mileage out of his demands for drilling which he has said will reduce oil prices. It's a false argument according to Nick Berning of Friends of the Earth....
Topics: Talk Nation Radio, U.S. off shore drilling won't lower gas prices any time soon, lies from John...
Talk Nation Radio for June 4, 2009 Chip Berlet on the Tiller Murder, the Media, and the Patriot Movement UPDATE: In our headlines this week we mentioned that someone named Turner was arrested for threatening Connecticut officials. We now see that the SPL web site has written about him. He is described as a white supremacist blogger, however, he may well be an FBI informant. Was he working to provoke people? We will look at this next week and discuss the implications. Dori Also, Ken Batrick,...
Topics: Chip Berlet, Dr. George Tiller, militia, patriot movement, white supremacists, Christian identity...
Talk Nation Radio interviews Mark Bruzonsky on Obama, Gaza and AIPAC -- Hope tempered by history, January 22, 2009 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:45 Mark Bruzonsky is a Jewish American scholar with a unique history of working behind the scenes on Israeli Palestinian peace initiatives. He joins us to talk about his longstanding hope for peace in Palestine, and his amazement at watching the crowds in Washington...
Topics: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, War and Peace questions for Obama, Iran, US Policy, MidEast,...
Talk Nation Radio for March 5, 2009 Karl Frisch and Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America Has Media Coverage gotten better under US President Barack Obama? Media Matters has had some success when it comes to getting the corporate press to tell listeners when a given expert has a financial stake in an area he or she is reporting on. While some of the reporting under the new Obama administration has improved, the press is somewhat harder on Obama, the corporate media and even public...
Topics: Karl Frisch, Eric Boehlert, Dori Smith interviews Media Matters 2009 part one special
Talk Nation Radio for August 20, 2008 Mohammed Omer, winner of the 2008 Martha Gelhorn award with Dahr Jamail, works for various press outlets including Inter Press Service and Washington Reports Mideast Affairs. He blogs at Rafah Today. Jamal D'Janai, the Peabody Award Winning Senior Director of Middle Eastern programming at Link TV. We listen to a clip from the August 14th broadcast of Mosaic, a Link TV program featuring Arab voices from the Arab world. Two award winning journalists discuss...
Topics: Mohammed Omer, award winning journalist, Mosaic, Link TV, Fadel Shanah, Israel, Palestinian,...
Talk Nation Radio for June 4, 2008 A Dream Ticket spot for Clinton? Debra Deanne Olson, environmentalist and feminist, and the Dream Team Duet Kaitlyn Olson and David Chamberlin TRT: 29:37 Produced by Dori Smith, at Pacifica Affiliate station WHUS at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT FILM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFtRxubRyA Dream Team Duet, Take Our Country Back We discuss the dream ticket idea as it was conveyed in a video produced by Debra Deanne Olson, of Peace Solutions, an...
Topics: Debra Deanne Olson, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, dream ticket, vice president
Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Talk Nation Radio for January 28, 2010 Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Alice Rothchild has just returned from Israel and Palestine. She discusses the climate there as Israel continues to build settlements in East Jerusalem, and threaten further attacks on Gaza. Also, 60 years after the Holocaust we remember. TRT: 29:55 (sorry the show is a bit long this week)...
Topics: Alice Rothchild, M.D., Harvard, Israel and Palestine, Rothchild just back from Israel and...
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This is a second version of a program uploaded 2-26 and this version has better audio quality. Talk Nation Radio for February 26, 2008 Interview with Jacob Heilbrunn, author of 'They Knew they were Right, The Rise of the Neocons' Jacob Heilbrunn is senior editor at 'The National Interest', a publication of the Nixon Center. He describes himself as a 'former neocon', though any sympathies he may have had with members of this movement appear to have fallen by the wayside. Over the next two...
Topics: Jacob Heilbrunn, John McCain, neocons, neocon, neoconservatives, advising McCain, , Iraq, Iran,...
Talk Nation Radio for March 26, 2009 TRT: 29:35 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, a Pacifica Affiliate station Over the past few months we have been reporting on Gaza and the hundreds of civilians who have born the brunt of massive air and ground attacks by the Israeli IDF, Israeli Defense Force. Our decision to cover Gaza this extensively springs from an awareness that the US corporate press, FOX, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, NBC, have offered little...
Topics: Israeli Defense Force criticized in report from Physicians for Human Rights Israel, fleschettes,...
Talk Nation Radio for April 17, 2008 Venezuela and Colombia Update An extended interview with James W. Russell pt 2 Produced by Dori Smith at Pacifica Affiliate station WHUS Storrs, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. This program is syndicated through Pacifica Network, http://www.pacifica.org and underwritten by the Willimantic Public Library, in Willimantic, CT http://www.biblio.org/willimantic/ TRT: 29:33 James W. Russell has recently returned from Venezuela. An expert on Latin...
Topics: Venezuela, James W. Russell, Betancourt, Reyes, Plan Colombia
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Talk Nation Radio for April 3, 2008 Experiencing the War in Iraq Traveling Art Exhibit to be in Fall River MA between April 2, 2008 through May Web page for further information: http://www.ncfta.org/gallery_detail.php?id=313 Narrows Center for the Arts TRT: 29:39 An interview with artist Jeff Carpenter about a traveling multi-media art exhibition called âExperiencing the War in Iraq". He discusses the selection of various types of art representing the views of soldiers serving in Iraq as...
Topics: Iraq War, soldiers as artists, multi media art about Iraq, testimony of US Iraq War veterans leads...
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Talk Nation Radio, for the week of June 23, 2010 Robert Jensen, Media in Age of Calamity, BP Spill update We look at media coverage of the BP oil spill, of the drilling regulation "debate" and U.S. policy in the Middle east. US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to break records for cost in dollars and lives and time served by US and other forces. In the meantime, the American people seem to be more at risk than ever of losing all hope of home ownership, or even financial security....
Topics: BP drilling rig, June 22, 2020, another incident, blown pipe flows freely now in Gulf of Mexico,...
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Talk Nation Radio special, Election coverage from Rhode Island March 4, 2008 Rhode Island is considered the most reliably Democratic state when it comes to electing presidents. The November general election will likely go to the Democrat challenging John McCain. It will not help McCain that he has support from George. W. Bush whose approval rating has hovered toward 14 percent. But though George W. Bush is unpopular here, that doesn't necessarily mean there are no conservatives. There are in...
Topics: Rhode Island primary March 4, 2008, David Segal, Paul Hubbard, Mack Hedgepeth, Charlstown RI,...
Talk Nation Radio for July 21, 2010 Produced in Connecticut by Dori Smith and syndicated nationally with Pacifica Network TRT: 29:00 With a storm approaching, we hear from Admiral Thad Allen, and scientist Samantha Joye describes the dangers she is familiar with as we discuss the Deep Water Horizon spill and complications involving Methane and other gases. With bad weather, a tropical depression storm approaching the Gulf of Mexico, the government and BP Joint Task Force called a press...
Topics: Samantha Joye, University of Georgia, Dept. of Marine Science, Admiral Thad Allen, Incident...